Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back To The Old House

I attempted to bake again even after all my other failed attempts beforehand. I've been craving carrot cupcakes lately.. so that's what I made. These are a little bit sweeter than traditional carrot cupcakes because of the orange juice and orange zest, but still delicious!

William Sonoma Carrot Cupcakes


1⁄3 cup butter, at room temperature
3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs. maple syrup or honey
1 Tbs. finely grated orange zest
2 eggs
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup plus 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
7 Tbs. fresh orange juice, warmed
1 tsp. baking soda


Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line 10 standard muffin cups withpaper liners.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, maple syrup and orange zest until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the carrot.
In a bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. In another small bowl, stir together the orange juice and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture in two additions, alternating with the orange juice mixture in two additions until smooth. Do not overbeat or the cupcakes will be tough.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake until the cupcakes are risen and lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cupcakes cool for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a baking sheet and let cool completely, about 1 hour.
To make the mascarpone icing, in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon zest and mascarpone until blended.
When the cupcakes are cool, frost them and garnish with strips of driedmango. Cupcakes may be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Makes 10 cupcakes.

And for the icing I used Wilton Buttercream.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I Must Of Somehow Slept The Whole Night

The only thing that understands me is not human.






I got a pro flickr account! Woohoo!

You're Searching For Something You Can't Find

I hate it here.


October IIII

No matter how much I tell myself it builds character.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Soft Dark And Dreamless

I'm just invisible to you aren't I?


Saturday, July 24, 2010

It Runs In The Family

Today, I stepped in a cactus because of this photoshoot.
The first three are of Olivia, the last one of me; I can't post these on my flickr until August because I don't have a pro account.

Visit my flickr.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It Was So Easy

I've been so busy; trying to enjoy my summer to it's full capacity.








We're Remembering Things That We Forgot

I have to remind myself that there's only one of me in this entire world. Out of the billions of people, I am an indiviual. It sounds unbelievable almost; surreal and strange. But it's so magnificent.
And isn't it odd how one can feel so lonely when there are thousands of people just at our doorstep? All those indiviuals all with different needs, wants, histories, preferences, perspectives, opinions, dreams, talents, dislikes and problems. They all shape the world in one way or another. Just like me. Just like you. We're all apart of something greater than ourselves. We are so significant yet so small.

I just need to be.



the Four Friends schooner


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In The Most Unexpected Places

I feel misunderstood.

My world, my perspective isn't acceptable it seems. And I'm judged and hated because of it. To some, being different is weird and strange and unacceptable. I'm sick of these labels and judgements that are directed towards me; I only tried to stay true to who I was.
But then I remember that I do it as well and that I automatically judge people based off the people they hang out with or what they do or how they dress when I don't know them as a person. It's human nature I suppose. There's a war going on inside my head. One side is from a ration perspective while the opposing is personal, one-sided persepective. I don't want to keep my eyes closed. But it's difficult to see what else there is especially when I feel anger and frustration. I believe that everything looks differently from different point of views. I need to look at life through the eyes of others as well as mine.

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vioLano i pensieri


Monday, July 19, 2010

It Was A Big Bang And A Bright Light

I'm going to Oregon to visit Kalaija soon!